THE JANUS FACE OF LEAN ENTERPRISE INFORMATION SYSTEMS - An Analysis of Signs, Systems and Practices

Coen Suurmond

Abstract

The term “Enterprise Information System” can be used in two ways: (1) to denote the comprehensive structure of information flows in an Enterprise, or (2) to denote the computer system supporting the business processes. In this paper I will argue that we always should take the first meaning as our starting point, and that in analysing the use of information and information flows we should recognise the different kinds of sign systems that are appropriate to different kinds of use of information in business processes. In system development we should carefully analyse the way a specific company is operating, and design a comprehensive information system according to the principles of Lean Thinking and according to the conversational maxims of Grice.

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Suurmond C. (2010). THE JANUS FACE OF LEAN ENTERPRISE INFORMATION SYSTEMS - An Analysis of Signs, Systems and Practices . In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8425-06-5, pages 460-469. DOI: 10.5220/0002902104600469


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@conference{iceis10,
author={Coen Suurmond},
title={THE JANUS FACE OF LEAN ENTERPRISE INFORMATION SYSTEMS - An Analysis of Signs, Systems and Practices},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,},
year={2010},
pages={460-469},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002902104600469},
isbn={978-989-8425-06-5},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,
TI - THE JANUS FACE OF LEAN ENTERPRISE INFORMATION SYSTEMS - An Analysis of Signs, Systems and Practices
SN - 978-989-8425-06-5
AU - Suurmond C.
PY - 2010
SP - 460
EP - 469
DO - 10.5220/0002902104600469